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Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) - Abend Networking-Treffen

Nutzung von Medien für effektive politische Kommunikation

Die Fellows der Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) Initiative trafen am Freitag, den 27. Juli, zwei herausragende Experten in ihren jeweiligen Bereichen. Mit Prof. Dr. Maggie Kigozi, ehemalige Direktorin der Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) und Charles Mwangushya, erfahrener Journalist der Nation Media Group (NMG), diskutierten die Y4P-Fellows Möglichkeiten, wie sie öffentliche Unterstützung für ihre politischen Vorschläge erhalten.

10 PRACTICAL WA|YS TO HELP REFUGEE WOMEN SURVIVE

Rosemary Amana, 25, a refugee from South Sudan witnessed horrific cases of violence against women as they fled to Uganda after the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan.

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THE REFUGEE CRISIS: A WOMENS RIGHT ISSUE

Refugees have been spilling out of the countries intoneighbouring ones and others farther afield for quite a while now. The reason: civil warin South Sudan and a relentless and egregious persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar.Beside these two countries, others that have become the largest sources of refugees, oftendue to armed conflict, are Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo,the Central African Republic, Eritrea and Burundi.

BOOK REVIEWS - A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY

In A Moonless, Starless Sky Alexis Okeowoweaves together four narratives that forma powerful tapestry of modern Africa: ayoung couple, kidnap victims of JosephKony’s LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonelycampaign against modern-day slavery; awomen’s basketball team flourishing amidwar-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takesup arms against the extremist group BokoHaram.

BOOK REVIEWS - EXIT WEST

“I can understand it,” [Nadia] said.“Imagine if you lived here. And millionsof people from all over the world suddenlyarrived.”

COMMENTARY REFUGEES ARE HUMAN NOT A BURDEN

Uganda has been commended internationally for hosting thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries.Today, the majority of refugees in Uganda come from South Sudan, at 73%, and the DRC, at about 19% ofthe total number of refugees. The remaining percentage consists of Burundians, Somalis and others. As atJanuary 2018, the total number of refugees in the country was 1,411,794. The Government of Uganda hasalso announced that it “is considering a request” from Israel to relocate at least 500 African refugees, mostlyEritreans and Sudanese, from Israel to Uganda.

GENDER AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS

An October 2017 UN WomenBrief on the RohingyaRefugee Crisis Response inBangladesh, East Asia, painted, indetailed and grim exposés, thegender dynamics in this refugeecrisis. The Rohingya, an ethnicgroup a small percentage of whomare Muslims, face one of themost terrible humanitarian crisestoday. The UN High Commissioneron Human Rights described thesituation as a textbook example ofethnic cleansing.

GLOBAL REFUGEES WELCOME INDEX 2016

The 2016 Refugees Welcome Index, the first ever such index, showed several variances. Refugees Welcome Index measured levels of acceptance for refugees for the very first time. The index was based on a global survey commissioned by Amnesty International carried out by strategy consultancy firm, GlobeScan.

HOW PHYSICAL ASSAULT, EXPLOITATION AND SEXUAL HARASSEMENT FOLLOW WOMEN INTO REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS

Late in 2016, a heavily pregnant Anna Lakong fledthe civil war in South Sudan. Her husband belongedto one of the fighting groups, so he escorted her tothe border. He did not continue with the journey intoUganda but returned to South Sudan, to fight.

IS UGANDA’S REPUTATION AS A REFUGEE PARADISE AT STAKE?

UGANDA HAS HAD A LONGHISTORY OF HOSTINGPEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEINGUPHEAVALS IN THEIRCOUNTRIES. IN THE 1930SAND EARLY 1940S, THECOUNTRY HOSTED INNYABYEYA, KOJJA ANDARAPAI REFUGEE CAMPSEUROPEAN AND ARABREFUGEES DISPLACED BYWORLD WAR II, INCLUDINGITALIAN PRISONERS OFWAR, WHO WERE HOUSED INENTEBBE.